Money wait­ing to be claimed at gov­ern­ment web­site

Hills Gazette - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are urged to check they are not miss­ing out on a share in nearly $8.2 mil­lion in un­claimed money re­ported in 201516.

There is no time limit and any­one able to es­tab­lish a right­ful claim would re­ceive their money re­gard­less of how long it has been held, ac­cord­ing to Trea­surer Mike Na­han.

He said 2000 ac­counts were re­solved in past fi­nan­cial year, re­sult­ing in more than $1.6 mil­lion paid.

“Mil­lions of dol­lars owed to West Aus­tralians is ly­ing un­claimed within the De­part­ment of Trea­sury’s Reg­is­ter of Un­claimed Money data­base,” he said.

“In the past 12 months, the largest in­di­vid­ual un­claimed amounts of $289,877 and $178,185 have been added to the reg­is­ter, just wait­ing for peo­ple to claim them.

“I would en­cour­age ev­ery West Aus­tralian to check the reg­is­ter to see if they are en­ti­tled to any of the funds, as the reg­is­ter con­tains 454,000 un­claimed amounts to­talling more than $67 mil­lion.”

Visit the reg­is­ter at www.trea­sury. wa.gov.au/un­claimed­money.

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